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at the wrong time? in today's cover story, from the port to the picket lines. an east coast port strike threatens to rattle the economy. after years of cutting out credit card use, why shoppers are getting back into the swipe of things. plus, could a tumble off the fiscal cliff hurt the markets? one trader says don't fall for the hype. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, december 28th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: watch your neck. the market is a head-turner. yesterday the dow dropped more than 100 points on word out of washington a resolution to the fiscal cliff was unlikely. but president obama returned early from vacation and is said to have a new proposal to offer congress, sparking a rally that left the dow down just 19 points. reports are swirling apple is moving production of its mac mini computers to foxconn plants in the u.s. apple may also be working on a smart watch. and, the new york stock exchange landed the most ipo for 2012. larry levin of trading advantag
their next step. >>> checking area headlines. one last step needed to end a labor dispute between the port of oakland and its union. last month the workers went on a 24-hour strike that disrupted port operations. the tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living increase range. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approval. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar will be arraigned on new charge said tomorrow. garcia-torres has been accused of three other attempted kidnappings. the incidents took place in 2009 all in safeway parking lots. >>> cal students are calling to a ban to the salvation army from campus after allegations of being insensitive to lesbians and transgenders surfaced online. university officials are considering a campus wide ban. the salvation army denies any kind of bias. >>> sad news out of the entertainment world. popular mexican american singer jenny rivera is believed dead after a jet carrying her and others crashed near mexico. rivera appeared in concert last night. she was born and raised in long beach. she was named billb
at the port of los angeles that stranded all of those christmas presents, it costs us about a billion dollars a day in lost business and shut down the nation's busiest port and stranded ships full of fabulous retail merchandise. all of that is now being unloaded. port officials now say it will take about a week to try to get back to normal. sounds like things are solved. i'm joined by the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa who helped broker the deal to get the port workers back on the job. i want to talk about the port in just a moment. first i want to talk about pressing national business. something called the fiscal cliff, which i know you have been watching. you're very closely aligned with president obama having been the chair of the democratic national convention in september. i want to get your take on this. this is critical to your state. businesses in your state. taxpayers in your state. do you have any optimism that we may not go off the cliff? >> i do have optimism. there's no question about it. i think both sides understand that it's not in the nation's best interest for us
on a week lon strike at two southern california ports. 800 members at the port of los angeles and long beach have been working without a contract for two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick i
. these are the workers who move goods from the nation's ports to the stores. >> everybody from your mom and pop retailer to your farmer, to the trucking company who has go in and pick up the containers at the ports. this will be felt not just at the local economy, but nationwide for everybody else who relies on these ports. >> one port official says east and gulf coast ports handle about $55 billion worth of cargo a month so a strike could have a major effect on the retail business. >>> land lines not going the way of the vcr just yet. older americans are slow to get rid of land lines and go mobile. the centers for disease control asked 20,000 households about trends throughout the year. the study found about 52% use cell phones for all of their cal calls, that's less than 2% increase from previous years. the older generation is slower to make the switch. >>> patrick democracy might play a doctor on television but he's doing some economic cpr in real life. the ""grey's anatomy" start" trying to rescue a coffee shop chain in seattle. they're hoping to save about 500 jobs. democracy said he within as to g
to ratify a four year contract. last month, the workers went on a 24 hour strike disrupted port operations. tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living raise. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approval. >>> they lined up to say i do. the crowd said today, taking advantage of legalized same-sex marriage. >> and don't fret the holiday shopping. how one retail giant is taking the stress out of the christmas countdown. >>> what an amazing day today? from the cbs 5 weather center, the temperatures topping out in the 70s. the day this week that will come out to be the warmest and the one that will be the wettest. as "eyewitness news" continues right here on cbs 5. ,, for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a
of a strike at the nation's busiest port. clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach set up picket lines last tuesday. they have been trying to negotiate a new contract for 2.5 years. they are also claiming their jobs are being outsourced out of the state and across the pacific ocean. now officials at the port deny that charge. the list of the dock workers are not crossing the picket lines and say the strike is costing the port as much as $1 billion every day. >>> major development on treasure island is moving forward. they now have until the end of the month to choose a new home to make way for the development. $1.5billion project includes up to 8,000 new homes along with new commercial and office space. there have been obstacles including financing and concerns over toxic waste on the island. developers hope to break ground by 2014. >>> heavy rain caused major flooding at a mobile home park. that happened early yesterday morning at newels mobile city. a creek that surrounds the mobile home park overflowed causing the flooding. some of the homes in the path of the flood wer
found these sitting around, honoring the local three port strike. >> there's got to be some sort of unity. you've got to stand by your values in anything you do. >> reporter: the wharf is quiet tonight, but crabbers are hoping that will change soon. the crab association president would not talk about what the price spread was, but did say the fishermen were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in
. >>> new rules and changes at the top after a strip club spending scandal involving port of oakland. officials relegalled -- revealed yesterday kwan has agreed to retire accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. officials say the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper expenditures and now have new rules. >>> sonoma county and concord debating issues today involving growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider proposal to limit patients to having six plants and eight ounces of dry pot per year the same as the state law currently sonoma allows 30 plans and three pounds of dry pot in concord hearing to decide whether patients should continue to be allowed to grow outdoors or move towards banning it city wide. >>> contra costa county board is set to vote today on proposed closure of four fire stations, martinez, walnut creek, we have lafayette and clayton. cuts come -- after voters rejected parcel tax for fire services on the november ballot, no firefighters will lose their jobs because the dis
shake up in the port of oakland after questionable spending of public money. maritime director jamessian is stepping down and the report comes as they release an internal audit on single transactions. more than 60 to $07,000 in -- $70,000 in extravagant gifts expose the port for tax liabilities. >> it is something we take seriously and we are not going to close our eyes to it and make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he is the second one to step down and benjamin abruptly retired last month. the two racked up more than 5,000 in charges in two strip clubs and that money has since been repaid. >>> parent and think means facebook users have lost their rights on the social networking site. they are expected to announce a poll on changes later today. facebook asked users to go ahead with changes to the member input policies but warned at least 300 million users would have to keep the current policies going to keep them in place. fewer than 300,000 responded. >>> they are complaining about the lack of playing time. jacobs will not play after posting he was quote, rotting away
-32 since 1994 -- i mean, 1993. so, i've been there port side for almost 20 years and i wanted to move to another area like the potrero, but [speaker not understood] move from a one bedroom to a two-bedroom. i've been there 20 years of my life. i spent a lot of time in the neighborhood. things are coming into the neighborhood and i've seen the growth. i've seen the dot-com come and go. it's now real vibrant. all the people that invested their livelihood making it a real good neighborhood now it's too good of a good thing. and everybody wants to come to our neighborhood. the giants came, they improved, the giants did a first class development. i warriors, i can understand how the port and city want to develop this pier because they've been trying to develop it. they voted in 1990 to develop the waterfront until there was a comprehensive waterfront [speaker not understood] to try to get the international [speaker not understood] cruise terminal built. [speaker not understood] the economy and the cost of updating the pier now the fiscal feasibility study which you supervisors have actuall
situation. the puellab tribe, the port and city of tacoma and others all had a difficult dispute going on. the end result was the second largest native american land claim settlement in u.s. history. and the deal led to tremendous economic growth for the tribe, for the port, and for the surrounding communities. senator inouye, as i said, was the chairman of the select committee on indian affairs in 1980 when the puelab tribe successfully sued to assert its claim for land around its reservation, and this land included the port of tacoma, many parts of downtown tacoma, the towns of fife and puelab. and because of his strong commitment to native american rights, the puelab trusted senator inouye to serve as an intermediary between the parties involved in the negotiations and to try to resolve this dispute. he made around a dozen trips to washington state at key moments of this negotiations. if you can imagine a senator who has to represent his state, be a leader on the appropriations committee, would spend so much time on one particular dispute. during one session at a tacoma hotel, senator
.com/weather. >>> it is 6:07 now. work will resume at the nation's largest port complex after a nine-day strike. negotiators finally reached an agreement to end the strike late last night. the details have not been released. and it still needs to be ratified by the union. workers were frustrated about employers outsourcing jobs. the strike shut down 10 of the 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex in l.a. >> want to get cargo moved throughout this supply chain and the country and get everybody those christmas presents that they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out on the job more than two weeks ago and thousands of longshoremen refused to cross that picket line. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old at risk girl is expected to make his first court appearance today. 36-year-old gary atkinson faces multiple charges including kidnapping and rape. the victim is a 16-year-old girl with autism who functions as a 7-year-old. >>
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
of crab is keeping fishermen on dry ground. more than 100 boats are starting in port in san francisco half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are now paying $1.80. last year they were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> breaking news in oakland, police officer is injured by a hit-and-run driver, fortunately those injuries are minor. incredible story. >>> we'll check in with amy hollyfield in just a minute. san francisco police believe they've crack add electronic fencing ring and -- cracked an electronic fencing ring and may have some of your stuff. >>> police are looking for a driver who hit one of their own. >> amy hollyfield is live at the scene in the 600 block of washington street. what happened? >> reporter:
. the partnership between the port and horton development will facilitate the investment of nearly $60 million into the restoration of six 19th century historic buildings. these buildings are absolutely beautiful. if you have before outside the site and structures it's truly priceless and even in the decaying state they have memories that formed our city's maritime history and our neighborhooded. i couldn't be more excited to move this project forward and create new modern uses and open space and return the space to the active commercial hub it once was. the rest i commit. >> thank you supervisor. that concludes roll call for introductions. >> thank you. let's go to general public comments. >> the next item is the opportunity for the public to comment within ten minutes on the adoption without reference to committee calendar. please note that public comment is not allowed for those that of subject to public comment by a board committee. speakers using translation assistance will get twice the time to testify and if a member of the public would like a document displayed and state such and
, the labor dispute between the port of oakland and its union. a dock worker have voted to ratify a new four-year contract. last month they went on a 24- hour strike. the tentative agreement includes a 2.5% cost of living raise. the contract goes to the board of commissioners for approval. >>> well, it is not anything that anyone would ever expect on their restaurant bill. three california women, mortified about what they say. the insult that has a driver in hot water. >>> shocked and a surprise for the city of vallejo. no one ever expected to find what was dug up after a dredging project. why it's considered a very good sign, not only for the city, but with the help of the napa river. >>> record highs here in the bay area today. good evening everybody, now we'll pinpoint the day that will be the warmest for you this week and also the wettest as we will be right back on the cw. ,,,, ((any i do's or applause or something for 03 secs) >>> same-sex couples began tieing the knot legally today in washington state. voters legalized it last month and marriage ceremonies could be performed. 140 coup
a little taste of the world. enjoy sabra dips. adventure awaits. >>> port of oakland employees voted to ratify a contract agreement reached last month. this is video from the strike. the agreement includes a cost of living raise over the next two years and a signing bonus. they have been bargaining since june of 2011. >>> gas prices continue to drop. the average price in the u.s. dropped 10 cents over the past three weeks. in san francisco the average price $3.71. that is down 30 cents from a months ago. in oakland 3 dollars 59. san jose see the dollars 57. >>> president obama and speaker of the house john boehner met today to discuss the fiscal cliff. this comes as the head of the international monetary fund said failing to reach a deal would have far reaching effects on the economy. >> reporter: a quick fix is not the answer for resolving the fiscal crisis. a more comprehensive solution is needed. she says any deal must do more than avoid the fiscal cliff to get america's economy growing again. >> there is still the degree of uncertainty that prevents investors from making decision
, anywhere. . >>> union workers at the port of oakland this weekend voted to ratify a four-year contract, ending a nasty labor dispute. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job in november. deal includes a 2.5% cost of increase for 20 13-2014 and a l3500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to present the tentative agreement to the board of port commissioners for approval. >> a preliminary hear willing continue on monday for a san francisco man accused of being a medical impersonator. 49-year-old carlos guzman-garza faces charges including theft of a physician assistant identity and practicing medicine without a license. prosecutors say nine victims have stepped forward with stories about botched procedures allegedly by guzman- garza at his derma clinic. is he accused of illegal performing facelifts as well as lip and buttock augmentations. >>> british police are pushing australian authorities for an investigation into the radio station at heart of that royal prank that apparently led a nurse to committee sued. the death has prompted an a
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area. here in the bay area there time in 2011. chp's maximum enforcement will continue through tomorrow's
to pay to fix trains and ports that suffered from sandy. >> it was the large transit disaster in the nation's history. four out of 10 of the nation's transit riders, of the nation's transit riders have their commutes disrupted by the storm and many do today. >> what happens in our port district&affects the entire nation. our losses from superstorm send rippled through the entire country. >> and $2.3 billion is approved to support response and recovery efforts, including $1 billion for direct assistance to the thousands of people affected by the storm. >>> time for a look at the weather. >> not so bad tonight. as gary, you know, you said earlier, you can't have a tree lighting without cold weather and i think mother nature's delivered, wouldn't you say? >> reporter: right. would you imagine if we're doing this 73 degrees, a couple of day ago? >> yeah, like let's bring a banana boat out. >> christmas on the west coat. >> -- coast. >> right. >> and have to have the cold. with temperatures in the 40s, it's tolerable, right? and 36 degrees for gaithersburg. dills down in the upper
.m.. the open in september next year. >> port of oakland boys voted to ratify for your contract agreement. it was reached after a 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. >> this is video from that strike. the tentative agreement includes a host of living raise over the next two years. >> there will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hostile project in san francisco anytime soon. the board as the providers have postponed a vote until next year. the proposal to build a 555 bed hospital on van ness ave have hit a roadblock when a hospital cannot commit to keeping st. luke's hospital open. the vote for the hospital project is scheduled for tomorrow, but negotiations had been scheduled of this week. >> surveillance pictures of two women police say are using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there were last seen on the east life dealt cvs stores and the chevronfrontage road. >> northbound caltran tracks in san francisco have reopened after a car that was sitting on the tr
. think they about amsterdam, right? holland's famous port city has about 780,000 people. drugs there are technically illegal but they've been tolerated since the 1970s. seattle is a port city, too, a little smaller than amsterdam. as of this week, marijuana is legal across the whole state in amounts up to one ounce. what can seattle and the rest of american expect to happen in areas with legalized pot? i asked an amsterdam journalist. >> they don't have to fear any increased -- that's my experience here in amsterdam. a lot of foreigners are coming to buy -- it's not heroin or cocaine. it's cannabis, marijuana. there are strong regulations, people who are under 18 can't buy it. the mayor checks every coffee shops every year. the police are checking it. they aren't allowed to sell any more than five grams per customer. >> so are you saying that it's an irrational fear that they have, that it's going to increase the crime rate, that it's going to be violent and there's an undercover factor -- >> yes. >> you think that's an irrational fear? >> yeah. i think it's an irrational fear.
the breadth of the port for this resolution and really i think it indicates a bad faith on the part of the department of rec and park to come forward now and delay this matter even further. this has been on the agenda for a long time. without any controversy and we hope you would vote in support of this resolution and move it forward. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> melissa collins from the sierra club. i support the resolution to remove the golf course from the natural area planning management plan. they are two different projects and should be analyzed separately. there are a number of delays and we urge you to vote on this next week. >> thank you. next speaker. if there is anyone else that would like to speak, if you would line up on the side of the room that would be helpful. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. -- wiener and mar. my name is laura cleveland, i'm a richmond district resident. i'm here to support a voice in support of wildlife. i'm requesting you vote in favor of this proposed resolution. while i'm here for wildlife, the proposed res
there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. it would allow delta to expand its london to new york flights. carbon pollution went up sharply last year. a new study said the world's nations pumped more than 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air. that's a billion more tons than china tops the list as the biggest polluter. the u.s. and germany are the only countries that reduced their emission. and the twilight saga "breaking dawn part ii" still rules at the box office. the vampire flick took top honors for the third week in a row bringing in $17.4 million. "skyfall" came in a very close second with $17
who shut down 10 of 14 terminals at two california ports. the group estimates the now week-long strike is costing $1 billion a day. >>> edward glen hayden, managing director and head of global interest rates at morgan stanley, pictured here during his days at goldman sachs is being investigated by commodities and futures regulators. according to "the new york times," the question is whether hayden's trading manipulated the price of treasury futures while he was back at goldman in 2008. >>> news corp. announced the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in british carrier virgin atlantic. >>> finally, check this out. the massive toys "r" us store in times square opened sunday morning. it's not going to close again until christmas eve night which means that the st
to move forces and yet support usaid and the role of the country team and port au prince. so, it was very informative there. and to back up when we had the first no fooling hurricane that worked its way up the entire gulf coast, the principal committee calls that were generated during the haiti response were then turned around and then bringing all of the governors into a conference call with the president to make sure that all their needs were being met in the advance of a hurricane arrival. so, we really had all of government, from local all the way up to the white house, fully included in that response. but the haiti response was certainly informative in bringing all these disparate entities together to provide unity of effort during a response. >> we need general spiese. >> okay, thanks. i would offer a little bit from an institutional perspective at the tactical level in the marine corps. that's an area where we could use some improvement. our forces deployed to the western pacific certainly understand this, and they pass it on among themselves. the forces we deploy from southern cal
will be argued early next year. >> is one simple question does that constitute permit same-sex marriage port equal protection for everyone? for equal protection or not. >> uc hastings law professor laurie hastings saying that they are reviewing proposition 8 and the defense of act is significant because of wor--rory.. >> they are granting to cases and alone for every possible question. >> many people watching supreme court that kennedy could be the vote deciding factor but roberts could be the pivotal vote. >> chief justice's tend to look for history. where will their position be? robert proved this in the health- care he was the deciding vote that helped sell the mandate. and he will go down in history as the roberts vote, not the kennedy boats of all holding that. i think that he will see this as a similar issue. not at the kennedy--about. >> and they are not anyone. >> little says that it is likely that they will not take the proposition 8 and the marriage back case back to back toward the could be looking at a decision sometime in the month of june, next year. dan kerman, kron 4 news sco
is not over yet we just have to challenge ourselves. >> even though the seattle seahawks continue to port it on and they are going to look forward to next week scott reiss, kron 4. >> jason applebaum will have the highlights with more sports ahead that area. alcohol. >> this is incredible video starring paul poured into this shopping mall parking lot. shopping mall-this video -- that was issued from a viewer. and in the santa clara, this starbucks parking lot also found several inches of water. difficult for the serious and still ahead, the protests over gun control and even if they take over the brooklyn bridge. >> still some wet weather taking its way through the shower and the bait your full forecast, coming up. for the day.. >> and today is the third day of the state-wide c h p crackdown. 111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 drivers statewide. 48 of which were here in the bay area. within chp's jurisdiction there were a total of fifteen fatalities. of those fifteen. eight were not wearing seat belts. here in the bay area there have been thr
have been sleeping in that car port. how that fire started however, is still under investigation. he hopes that the mass firefighters discover a body after putting out a fire in a carport in campbell this morning. the fire was reported at about 1-15 this morning near an apartment building on kuehnis drive. investigators say the death does not appear to be suspicious. and say the person who was found may have been sleeping in the carport. how the fire investigation. >>pam: an aspiring marine jesus ruiz diego, was freed by immigration and customs enforcement today after being held by immigration ruiz diego grew up in san jose since he was four years old-- but didn't find out until a few years ago that he was not a legal citizen. after officials caught up with jesus at his workplace. proceedings. but thanks to efforts that included a rally in front of the ice office last month, and a petition with 5,000 signatures, he was set free. in my is one to say thank you, for everybody that signed the petition and made this possible for me to get released. i want to thank everybody for the suppor
at the ports of long beach and los angeles. workers returned to work about 35 minutes ago ending an eight- day strike. here's new video from southern california. the port's clerical workers went on strike and dock workers refused to cross picket lines. the issue claimed that clerical workers could be outsourced and their jobs would go overseas. but they are denying that. the union reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on in the next couple of days. it's expected to pass. >>> 7:39. a lot of rain this morning. grab an umbrella and drive careful. tara, you are seeing a lot of flooded roads. >> that's right. we have a lot of, you know, one to tree feet of water -- to three feet of water. paul avenue southbound, we've had an issthere. 580 westbound at the lakeport avenue. right now we're going to take a live look at the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll camera is down. you can see all of these folks here trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a lot of backup on the east shore freeway. you can see definitely slow going and these are rain- slicked roads. up next, let's ta
million, 260 ft. long yacht, made under official debut in late october. it is currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck hired a debt collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9 million your rogue commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the business will be released. >> it is kind of ugly. >> on to bay area weather. we will have more on the holiday forecast. >> we are taking a look at christmas eve conditions. here is a look at the james lick freeway. as we take a look as storm tracker 4 the storm is not really that much to concern ourselves with right now. is just light rain. we do not have any real grain to contend with at this time. there is mid 30's out the door for santa rosa. it is 36 degrees and napa and upper 40's for san francisco. we will have more on future cast 4. we will continue to see passing showers as we head into the course of the day. >> here is a look at your christmas forecast. rain will appro
in the labor dispute at the ports of los angeles and long beach. workers walked off of their jobs last week in a 2-1/2 year long contract fight. no word on how chose -- how close both sides are. some containerships have been moved. shippers are saying it is costing the u.s. economy as much as $1 billion a day. >>> in our continuing cover repblg of the if fiscal cliff, treasure secretary bluntly re-- continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary bluntly reject today. >> they cost $1 trillion over 10 years and no possibility that we are twoing to find going to get it without it going back up. >> seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted. >> the house speaker want on to say he was flabbergasted by the plan. they say tell take another week for serious negotiations to begin. >>> the supreme court may announce tomorrow if it will review california's prop 8 case over same sex marriage. the justices met behind chosed doors on friday but took no action on prop 8 or other casees. if the court declines to review prop 8 it will be
. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of los angeles and long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. this is a google earth view of san franciso looking north across the city. currently any cargo ship that enters or exits san francisco bay has to use one of three shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these lanes will be reconfigured. the new routes will be longer and narrower. the idea is to restrict ships to a smaller area when they pass through know whale feeding grounds. are spoke with a marine biologist, jonathan stern. >> this is a great plan. if we alter the shipping lanes the whales could have more of a chance to avoid these ships. >> reporter: the new shipping lanes go into effect in 2013. in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> grant: cal trans has lifted chain restrictions on interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roads are clear for now. but there is still plenty of snow off to the sides. roads on the way to tahoe area ski resorts are also clearing up. and resorts
time off today, making headlines the threat of imminent labor unrest at these ports. there are four pacific northwest ports. it's been averted. the dock workers union says its workers will stay on the on job despite substandard controls. both sides are leaving the door open to further negotiations. meanti meantime, about 15 container cargo ports on the atlanta and gulf coast are bracing for a strike by nearly 15,000 union dock workers on december 30th unless shippers extend their contract. and commerce on a key stretch of the mississippi could be halted earlier than expected next week due to low water levels. this could disrupt shipment of grain and other goods and it could do it for months. shippers have been watching a street of the mississippi between st. louis and cairo. and you never know if you were pronouncing it right, some of these others like bagoda or lima, ohio, or versailles. you never know but i think it is cairo, illinois, due to concerns about potential closers.ñ >> i'm not looking at you. >> all week on cnbc we've been focusing on the prospects for 2013. sheer is s
was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland convention center is called city lift and only applies to nine city and alameda. >> we are going to provide 20,000-dollar grant to them. 0% rate as long as they stay in the home for five-years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i knew i couldn't afford that much as far as a down payment so i'm excited because it helps me out. >> one of the restrictions you must buy a home with in 60 days, the it runs today from ten to s
year contract agreement reached after 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. this is a video from the strike. the tentative agreement includes a cost-of-living raise over the next two years. if at a signing bonus for each employee. the two sides have been bargaining unsuccessfully since july 21st. >> the board of supervisors have postponed the vote on the sutter home hospital. the 555 bed hospital deal hit a roadblock. and both of the hot the project schedule for tomorrow. >> surveillance pictures coming in the two women pleas for looking for use in a stolen credit card from sausalito. >> the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 1st. there were last seen at the eastblithedale cd and store and on the chevron assets at the severinus on redwood frontage road. >> tomorrow council members will decide whether to allow patients to grow medical marijuana as outdoors in concord. in 2005 the city banned medical marijuana dispensaries, but the ordinance did not address outdoor cultivation. several california cities have alre
.s., confiscated over 166,000 pounds of cocaine and secured over 472 vessels before they arrived at our ports. this legislation will give the coast guard the funds that it needs to upgrade equipment and purchase the right vessels for carrying out every mission that they need. this kind of work exemplifies the heroes like chief petty officer terrell horn of california. officer horn died in the line of duty last week while tracing drug smugglers off the coast of california. our thoughts are with his family and friends. his actions and service remind us of the danger that the task of the men and women of the coast guard do on a daily basis. and that's why it was so important that we pass this reauthorization bill. we couldn't have done this reauthorization without the many hours that senator begich put in to help it get across the finish line. and he knows how important the coast guard is to the men and women of the pacific northwest and to my state of washington. the coast guard is part of our maritime culture in the pacific northwest and this bill helps the coast guard watch over our people an
the cargo moving in those busy sea ports are threatening to go on strike. a walkout would close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been working without a contract since september. as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experts tried to delete the images, but they were unable to restore it to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i wo
are sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: they are idle right now in what's supposed to be the height of the crab fishing season because there is a strike. it's in dispute over price. this is something we saw last year, as well. the season opened back in mid- november and everything looked positive at that time. the problem started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound which they agreed upon down to $1.80. demand after thanksgiving dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. now that boats are idle supply is dropping. so we'll have to see when that balance out. some retailers say they have no crab in their tanks right now others are running very, very low. the bays that are taking part in this strike right now fisherman's union here in san francisco, bodega bay and half moon bay. live on fisherman's wharf anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge is back home at kensington palace finally. the pregnant kate middleton was released from king edward vii hospital today smiling w
was getting you warmed up. 2nd down, there are three downtown areas along the ports, the inner harbor, fells point and little italy. which was featured in the movie sleepless in seattle? >> bells point it is. >> reporter: it's 1-1. 3rd down, santana moss played at the u with this ravens safety. >> ed reed. >> reporter: i thought you would have gotten that one. >> too slow. ly it but too slow. >> reporter: no -- i had it but too slow. >> reporter: no worries. 4th down. cal ripken became the iron man of baseball by breaking whose consecutive games played? >> chris chester for the offense. i'm a jack of all trades in sports. >> reporter: congratulations the offense is making up ground now only down two in the 4 down showdown. >> as we continue. >>> we'll tell you about a home invasion with a twist. find out why a would be burglar called 911 on the homeowner he was targeting. >>> now your capital rundown with tom fitzgerald. >> we're back with your look at what's upcoming, new and noteworthy. it's your capital rundown for the week of december 10th, 2012. starting off monday healthcare refor
started last month and already the boats are not leaving port. crabbers are on strike today in the dispute over prices. they were getting $3 a pound but the demand is dropping and fish brokers may cut the price down to $1.80. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. a board committee meets about this, this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest by the way. it says the introduction of tasers increases deaths at the hands of cops. >>> san jose police are asking for witnesses on a deadly hit- and-run accident last night on the east side at white and quimby. police say a van or suv struck a man who was crossing the street. the victim died at the hospital. san jose police would love to hear from you if you have any information. >>> traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. lots of company on our bay area bridges it morning. brake lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on backed up to the maze. richmond/san rafael bridge, acciden in
for the port of oakland. >>> swee have new information about a man who took a dangerous fall here in oakland. that's coming up. >>> and could same-sex marriage be once again legal in -- legal in california? ñ? good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> just hours ago, around midnight our time, japan had a huge earthquake. it was a magnitude 7.3 quake in the where thes off -- waters off northeastern japan. the quake they had today sent people running out into the streets. you can see women there wearing safety masks. electrical and phone lines dangled from power poles. the high rises swayed for several minutes. now, a coastal city did report a three-foot high tsunami.
to increasing crude oil prices. >>> a potential big snag for transport and trade. 16,000 workers at 15 ports from boston to houston on the verge of going on strike. the international long shoreman's observation association has been bargaining since march and a contract extension expires on the 29th. you've heard about the fiscal cliff. what about the dairy cliff? that's what dairy farmers and milk producers are called dairy subsidies set to expire. unless congress extends legislation, you could see milk prices double next year to about $7 a gallon. 7 bucks a gallon. with congress' attention on the fiscal cliff, could take a few weeks to address this. might want to stock up on milk while the prices are still lower this week. >>> a winter storm could become a big problem for winter travelers. what you need to know before heading out this christmas eve, next. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is
't sun port you, but what is worse is that i am with you and i accept the idea, but i can't support you in public. don't make me do this now. >> collin, i appreciate your saying that, because as i watched the president yesterday in the press conference and the emotion, certainly part of that was about the president being a father and the emotion i feel, but it is a different emotion, because when he comes out to say i'm angry, and i have an action here, and part of the tears were there is nothing i can do and no political coalition to get behind me not having to stand at this podium over and over again and talk about our children being killed. >> we have to make that coalition. we have polled gun owners and nra members and found broad support on things like background checks on all gun sales. the american people who are watching and believe that we deserve better than this and deserve a nation that is better and safer, join us at we are better than this.org. you have to keep talking and engage in the process otherwise, we will have the same conversation the next time a mass shooting hap
're listing to port >> reporter: side. southwest airlines says no one was hurt and the passengers were taken off the plane and boarded another jet to their final destination. >> tense moments in a sacramento mall. a fight sending shoppers running frantically for the doors. >> a wave of panic came running across the mall as shoppers scurried away from the chaos that began at the food court. >> "terrifying. it was the scariest moment i've ever had in my life." >> reporter: police say it all began when a fistfight got out of control, drawing in at least 20 juveniles. >> "he swung at one of the dudes. they started fighting and then all the groups jumped in, and they all started fighting." >> reporter: gabby miller says even after police and mall security jumped in, some of the teens kept fighting. >> "the police caught, maybe, three of them, and then they all came over here towards the pretzel place and did it a second time." >> reporter: that's when several people inside the mall heard what they thought were gunshots. >> "we all heard it 'cause everybody was coming to see the second fight." >>
recently after leaving the airport in port-aw-prince. in addition, bacterial infections like cholera are common in many parts of the country, and medical services are extremely limited. bad news for families trying to adopt children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliating against a u-s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it's not dealing with any local clients at the moment. but it's devastating news to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. france's most famous actor, gerard dep-ard-doo, recently moved to belgium to avoid taxes. meanwhile, u
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